Donate Your Beads to Beads of Courage

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By now, you're probably aware of Delphi's partnership with the Beads of Courage program. For those of you who aren't, here's a quick overview. Beads of Courage brings handmade beads to children receiving treatment for life-threatening illnesses. A bead is awarded by the child's healthcare provider for treatment milestones like blood transfusions, chemotherapy treatments and surgeries to document the child's treatment journey. The success of Beads of Courage is completely reliant on artists and volunteers.

Since 2004, more than 500,000 beads have been donated by lampworkers, clay workers, woodworkers and other bead artists, and we want YOU to get in on the action! We're so passionate about this cause, we've pledged to donate 100,000 beads to Beads of Courage, and we need your help. We're asking you to make a few extra glass beads the next time you're in your studio. Send them to Delphi and in return, we'll give you $5 off your next order of $40 or more*. One-hundred percent of the beads donated will be given to Beads of Courage.

If you have friends that are bead artists, tell them about our cause and plan a bead making party! Make beads of every color to represent different achievements:

Red Beads represent blood transfusions

White Beads represent chemotherapy treatments

Star Beads represent surgeries

Yellow Beads represent hospital stays

Glow-in-the-Dark beads represent radiation treatments

All other colors are graciously accepted

Beads of Courage also awards Act of Courage beads to children with especially difficult treatments like Bone Marrow Transplants. We encourage artists to be creative with colors and textures-the sky is the limit! Please see our Beads of Courage web page for guidelines on materials and sizes.

Your donated beads will help to bring positivity and pride to thousands of children in hospitals around the world. To donate and receive your Delphi coupon, please send your beads to:

Beads of Courage

Delphi Glass

3380 East Jolly Rd.

Lansing, MI 48910

*You must include a donation form with your beads. Without it, we cannot send your coupon or donation receipt. Donation form and Coupon details can be found here.

Beads pictured were created by Delphi Artist Val Oswalt.

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Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.